SYDNEY, April 13 (Xinhua) -- A 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted Solomon Islands at 20:15 GMT Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The epicenter of the quake was located 323 kilometers south- east of the Solomon Islands capital Honiara at a depth of 29.3 kilometers, USGS said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) cancelled its tsunami warning for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea after only very small tsunami wave activity had been measured at two reading stations near the epicentre.
The earthquake was originally registered as magnitude 8.3 but was later revised down to 7.6 by USGS. And previous tsunami watches for Fiji, Australia, Indonesia and nearby areas was cancelled after the revision.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology said there is no tsunami threat to the Australian mainland or islands. There is also no tsunami threat to Hawaii according to the latest data.
WELLINGTON, April 13 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) issued a tsunami potential threat advisory for all of New Zealand coastal areas including the Chatham Islands, following a major earthquake in the Pacific nation of Solomon Islands on Sunday morning.
The Civil Defence advised people in coastal areas should note that a tsunami is possible, listen to the radio/TV for further assessment and updates, and follow instructions of their local Civil Defence authorities. Full story